Lament

Take 12 minutes of your hour to pray here before moving onto the next section.

Biblical Lament is a process of grieving the current situation that we are in with the hopeful expectation that God can and will deliver and redeem.

Take some time to pray and process what you are currently grieving.

  • What is the cause of your lament?
  • What is the real root of that lament?

Read and pray through Psalm 130:1-6

Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord;
    Lord, hear my voice.
Let your ears be attentive
    to my cry for mercy.

If you, Lord, kept a record of sins,
    Lord, who could stand?
But with you there is forgiveness,
    so that we can, with reverence, serve you.

I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,
and in his word I put my hope.
I wait for the Lord
more than watchmen wait for the morning,
more than watchmen wait for the morning.

Breathe in and acknowledge your lament to God. 

Consider the painting of Mary, who knew sorrow and disappointment.

Invite the Holy Spirit to speak to you, what is He saying? How is he leading?

Breathe in and acknowledge God working in the middle of your lament. 

Breathe out and acknowledge God’s healing, peace and presence. 

Consider the leaves, ashes and crown of thorns.

Invite the Holy Spirit to speak to you, what is He saying? How is he leading?

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